Saturday, 1 September 2012


Oh crumbs! back to school. Have to admit to dreading that day after the long summer holidays especially when we actually 'got' a summer not like this year. No, I didn't enjoy my last couple of years at school. I loved the athletics and team sports - was quite good actually and was school captain at most sports - but the academic bit was horrible although I do admit to really liking geography. Still, I made a good living with a really good job so alls well that ends well as they say.
Back to this weeks WW challenge.
I searched the digi webs for a suitable image and found this from Soft Pencils Studio.
I re-sized the image to ATC size and used distress markers to shade it. Each little girl and boy plus their puss cat and mouse were coloured, cut out and stuck to the base card with 3D foam for a bit of depth. I then stuck a couple of buttons on for wheels after I had cut out the whole image.
So that's at least 3 children on their way back to school. My 2 grand daughters are still in Turkey on their holidays. I bet they will feel the same way I used to and not want to go back this year!!!
I think I may just enter this little card into a couple of challenges too:
doodle garden digis      and
just some lines
both of whom are running back to school as their theme.
Thanks for the nudge Jenn.


Redanne said...

That image is so sweet Joanne, it reminded me of my school days in Canada when we lived in the country and did get a bus to school, an old yellow one.....ah those were the days......a bit like you loved sports too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Dawn said...

Oh I love this ATC lovely colouring to ;0)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is brilliant, what a sweet ATC, I love it. My boys both hate school so its a battle EVERY morning!!ARGH!!! Hope alls well with you and T, Love Hxx

Denice said...

This is adorable Joanne, I'm lovin' the ATC sized school bus with those sweet pop-dotted faces peering out!
Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday!

Sandi said...

what an adorable card, love all those sweet faces peeking out the windows, hugs

Jenn Borjeson said...

Absolutely adorable! Now quick - run on over and link this up to these 2 challenges, too:

Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday, my friend!

Lissa said...

This is so cute! I love the idea of it being cut out and I adore the dimension!

Thanks for joining us over at The Doodle Garden Digis. ;)


Sharon said...

So creative & clever - as always Joanne!!! Thanks so much for joining our Back to School Challenge at Wicked Wednesday!!

Soma said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and cute....................Thank you for playing our Back to School challenge at Just some lines........... Great job!!!!!

Just Some Lines (DT)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Just adorable, thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES!!

Jackiekg said...

What a great idea to use the
whole bus as a card. Love the
colouring too. Thanks for joining
us at The Doodle Garden.